Gabriela Cecchini


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Last School Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Ohio State Career

  • Three-time NCAA qualifier (2018, ’19, ’20)
  • Three-time All-American (2018, ’19, ’20)
  • Two Top 10 finishes at NCAA Championships
  • Two-time First Team All-MFC
  • 2020 CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for Ohio State women’s fencing in 2019 and ’20
  • Graduated in Spring 2020 with double major in economics and political science

Senior Season (2019-20)

  • Second Team All-American
  • CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American
  • First Team All-MFC honoree
  • Second Team Midwest All-Region
  • Placed second at MFC Championships
  • Finished fourth at NCAA Regionals
  • Won OSU Open individual title
  • 74-15 through the regular season, including 20-1 mark at OSU duals and 20-10 record at Northwestern Duals; 11-4 at St. John’s, 10-5 at Philadelphia Open and 10-5 at Elite Invite
  • Part of squad that won women’s title at St. John’s Invitational
  • Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors with a 4.0 GPA

Junior Season (2018-19)

  • Finished ninth at NCAA Championships
  • Honorable Mention All-American
  • Earned First Team All-MFC accolades after finishing as runner-up
  • Placed fifth at NCAA Regionals
  • Tied for third at OSU Open and finished undefeated at OSU Duals
  • Won 22 bouts for the Buckeyes at the Elite Invitational Duals
  • Led the women’s foil unit with nine victories in 12 bouts at the St. John’s Invitational
  • Finished third at Garrett Penn State Open
  • Earned a 16-11 bout record and four undefeated rounds at Northwestern Duals
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for women’s fencing

Sophomore Season (2017-18)

  • Placed eighth at NCAA Championships
  • Second Team All-American
  • Second Team All-MFC after finishing fifth at MFC Championships
  • Earned third place at NCAA Regionals
  • Finished tied for third at OSU Open
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten

Prior to Ohio State

  • Finished third at 2013 Cadet World Championship
  • Two-time Junior Pan-American Champion (2016, ’17)
  • Member of Brazilian Senior Fencing Team since 2013


  • Daughter of Lúcia and André Cecchini
  • Has two siblings, Tiago and Manuela
  • Enjoys reading poetry, watching movies and cooking with friends
  • Greatest sports thrill: “My greatest sports thrill was earning third place in the 2013 Cadet World Championships in Poreč, Croatia.”
  • Passionate about languages; favorite words in Portugese are: varanda, pororoca, arbusto, bólido, xaxado